Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Not even a few seconds after Younis reaches the landmark that Misbah immediately signals the pair to return to the pavilion. Misbah has a wide grin on his face as he knows Younis and Adnan have rescued Pakistan from a precarious situation, into one that could potentially win them the match. Pakistan have built up their lead to 341, which is handy, and have dimmed the prospect of a Zimbabwe win

149.3
6
Utseya to Younis Khan, SIX runs, short of a length just outside off and Younis dances down to smash this over deep midwicket for a huge six, probably the biggest of the day, as he successfully gets to his double hundred, the third of his career.
149.3
1w
Utseya to Younis Khan, 1 wide, well wide of off stump, and this time the umpire calls it

Younis now has four balls to get his double hundred

149.2
1
Utseya to Rahat Ali, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg and this time Rahat sweeps on the front foot to deep square leg to get Younis on the strike
149.1
0
Utseya to Rahat Ali, no run, length ball on middle and leg which Rahat fails to work away to the leg side

So basically Younis will have five balls (at the most) to get to his third double hundred, unless Misbah changes his mind of course

END OF OVER:
149 | 6 Runs | PAK: 411/9

  • Younis Khan194 (403b)
  • Rahat Ali34 (38b)
  • Shingi Masakadza34-4-100-1
  • Prosper Utseya37-5-129-3
148.6
2
SW Masakadza to Younis Khan, 2 runs, Younis accepts the message from Misbah and hits this full delivery through deep midwicket. Comes back for the second but ends up losing the strike.

Misbah has just signalled one more over. Younis on 192*

148.5
2
SW Masakadza to Younis Khan, 2 runs, short of a length on middle and off which Younis gets on top off and pulls through midwicket. Hamilton at long on misfields it, allowing Younis to come back for the second
148.4
0
SW Masakadza to Younis Khan, no run, wide of off stump and Younis is caught out by it as it goes straight to the keeper. Looked marginally wide but umpire has not called it
148.3
0
SW Masakadza to Younis Khan, no run, short ball which Younis looks to hook through fine leg, but hits it straight up and lands in no-mans land at square leg. Keeps the strike however

going over the wicket again

148.2
1
SW Masakadza to Rahat Ali, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg which Rahat works away to long on to get Younis back on strike

Shingi coming from round the wicket now

148.1
1
SW Masakadza to Younis Khan, 1 run, length ball outside off and defended to the off side by Younis. Younis hits it into space and gets off the strike

END OF OVER:
148 | 9 Runs | PAK: 405/9

  • Younis Khan189 (398b)
  • Rahat Ali33 (37b)
  • Prosper Utseya37-5-129-3
  • Shingi Masakadza33-4-94-1

Talha: "I think Misbah is well aware of all the angles people have produced here. He is merely waiting for the snail-like progress of Younis to reach a double hundred here, denying him of which could dirty Misbah's rep for decades to come (as was in the case of Imran and Miandad)."

147.6
1
Utseya to Younis Khan, 1 run, back of a length and wide of off stump. Younis gets to the line and works this away to long on for a single to retain the strike
147.5
0
Utseya to Younis Khan, no run, back of a length outside off. Younis committed too early in the sweep as he ends up getting hit by the ball after

Mojo Jojo: "The way things are moving, Rahat may reach to his 50 before Younis gets to his double hundred ;)"

147.4
6
Utseya to Younis Khan, SIX runs, full, flighted delivery pitching outside off and Younis steps down to bludgeon this straight down the ground for a six. Younis in a hurry for his double
147.3
1
Utseya to Rahat Ali, 1 run, length ball outside off and spinning it sharply on Rahat who manages to nudge this through mid on
147.2
1
Utseya to Younis Khan, 1 run, fuller delivery this time on middle and off and Younis gets on the front foot to sweep through midwicket
147.1
0
Utseya to Younis Khan, no run, length ball that is going down the pads and Younis unable to work it away

Bilal Farooq: "Misbah should have understood that the only way he can get 10 Zimb wickets on this surface is by letting them play shots. Setting an unachievable target would drive ZImb in a shell and wont be playing as many shots as Pak would want. This is a defensive mindset!!!"

END OF OVER:
147 | 5 Runs | PAK: 396/9

  • Rahat Ali32 (36b)
  • Younis Khan181 (393b)
  • Shingi Masakadza33-4-94-1
  • Prosper Utseya36-5-120-3

EHSAN: "to me more runs and less overs means Ajmal can attack more, he becomes more dengerous."

146.6
0
SW Masakadza to Rahat Ali, no run, full delivery on middle and leg which is defended towards mid on
146.5
4
SW Masakadza to Rahat Ali, FOUR runs, short ball wide of off stump and Rahat cuts this away behind square with authority
146.4
0
SW Masakadza to Rahat Ali, no run, short ball wide of off stump which Rahat pokes at towards cover
146.3
0
SW Masakadza to Rahat Ali, no run, full delivery on off which is defended back to the bowler

Farooq: "Please remind me what was Michael Clarke's record in latest Ashes series? A captain has to know his team. Also, all captains are different; hence, why this game is so fun to follow"

146.2
0
SW Masakadza to Rahat Ali, no run, back of a length outside off which Rahat has a go at, albeit tentatively, as it rushes through to the keeper
146.1
1
SW Masakadza to Younis Khan, 1 run, short of a length on middle and leg which Younis gets on the back foot to pull through midwicket, but finds deep midwicket straight away

Simba Chip: "Misbah overestimating Ajmal's potential here?? He should hae declared some 10- 15 overs ago"

END OF OVER:
146 | 12 Runs | PAK: 391/9

  • Rahat Ali28 (31b)
  • Younis Khan180 (392b)
  • Prosper Utseya36-5-120-3
  • Shingi Masakadza32-4-89-1
145.6
6
Utseya to Rahat Ali, SIX runs, fuller delivery, this time on middle and leg, as Rahat clears the leg to hammer this over deep midwicket for the second six of the over
145.5
0
Utseya to Rahat Ali, no run, length ball outside off which Rahat is happy to see off
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Zimbabwe 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13TMK MawoyoV Sibanda
2nd1H MasakadzaV Sibanda
3rd5V SibandaSikandar Raza
4th30MN WallerSikandar Raza
5th9E ChigumburaSikandar Raza
6th31E ChigumburaR Mutumbami
7th1P UtseyaR Mutumbami
8th0R MutumbamiSW Masakadza
9th11T PanyangaraR Mutumbami
10th19R MutumbamiTL Chatara